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Poster: Dwight Frye Date: Oct 24, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: movies Subject: Watergate Hearings

I see that they are posting some recent Senate and House hearings on the Archive.So why not post something of great historical significance,and post complete gavel to gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate Hearings.Or at least the most important parts.I wasted the entire summer of 1973,cause I couldnt take myself away from the television.

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Poster: coolcatdaddy Date: Oct 24, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

It would be a signficant public service for the networks to release the original video footage of the complete Watergate hearings to the public domain. It's worth noting that this would have to be a cooperative effort between the three networks involved - ABC, CBS, and NBC. During the whole summer that the hearings played out, the three networks took turns each day broadcasting the hearings.

I've not heard how much footage of the hearings exists in the networks's archives. It may be that they didn't save video recordings of all the hearings that were broadcast and perhaps only saved copies of segments they would use on news programs or for reference. The footage would have been recorded on 2" videotapes, which were extremely expensive.

A project at Vanderbilt apparently did record all of the hearings on lower quality format. The Television News Archives was set up in the late 60s to record the news broadcasts and special events of the three major networks for reference by scholars and historians.

In 2006, they received a two-year grant from the NEH to digitize their collection of news specials, including the Watergate hearings. The project also linked transcripts of the hearings with specific digital files.

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2006/06/vanderbilt-television-news-archive-to-digitize-watergate-and-other-news-specials-58970/



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Poster: tnottolini Date: Oct 4, 2012 9:55am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

Does anybody know if I can get the entire watergate hearings on dvd or tape?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Oct 26, 2010 9:15pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

while we don't have video of the recordings the transcripts and related texts are abundant at The Archive.
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Watergate+Affair%2C+1972-1974%22

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2010-10-27 04:15:44

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Poster: jonc Date: Oct 24, 2010 7:40pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

Do you know of any recordings that are in the public domain? I imagine most of them are owned by the television networks.

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Poster: Dwight Frye Date: Oct 26, 2010 6:52pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

Think you might have a point.Dont think there was any C-Span back then.Still,wouldnt hurt for one of the networks to contribute their footage to a worthy site like this one.I doubt that anybody has plans to put out a Watergate Hearings official DVD set.Is probably a laughable idea,but would be nice.

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Poster: tnottolini Date: Oct 4, 2012 9:57am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Watergate Hearings

Dors anybody have an idea where I can get the entire watergate hearings?

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